Thursday, November 16, 2006

Taking Inventory

First, a big thank you to my secret pal. I received a lovely card and an adorable post card from her. Sorry I'm so late in posting the thanks, but they were both wonderful surprises in a sea of junk mail. Thanks for thinking of me. I especially liked the postcard, which had a cute little baby in fishing attire!

And thank you all so much for the great response to my last post. I'm glad that many of you knew exactly what I was talking about. I do admit though, that I don't always feel so optimistic. Sometimes in those weak moments I am still frustrated with the situation. But in general, as I said, I'm in a much better place.

Anyway, I've been tagged twice by both Jill and Lauri (I wasn't this popular in high school) to give you the contents of my purse. I warn you, it's not all that exciting. I also never use the word purse. If anything, I say "pocketbook", but most times I just say "bag" because it is always a very big bulky thing. Commuting to the city requires I keep all my provisions close at hand, in case of..oh I don't know, a national disaster or a blackout or something. Currently I have a big black leather totey thing...I also have a big hot pink bag, but since I am wearing a hot pink fall jacket, I switched off so as not to blind my fellow passengers with all the pinkness (Lauren, you thought you cornered the market on Project Pink, but alas you were wrong). Here goes:

  • Brown bag lunch (eating out everyday here will make you broke)
  • Blackberry
  • Wallet
  • My "coupon pouch" (a small leather zippered thing that holds all my gift cards, member reward cards, coupons, etc)
  • Metrocard (for the subway)
  • 3 pens
  • Chanel lip gloss (it's almost empty, but I can't replace it because the name's worn off and I got it for free originally)
  • Six inch ruler (for knitting)
  • Small ball of leftover sock yarn
  • Two knitting patterns
  • Two expired AC Moore coupons
  • Mets baseball game ticket stub
  • Two work IDs (one for the building, one for my floor)
  • Remembrance card from my uncle's wake
  • 86 cents in change
  • One peppermint
  • Earphones (to my ipod which is home cause I can't get the damn thing to work)
  • Train schedule
  • Three old paystubs
  • A photocopy of a Wall Street Journal article related to my work
  • The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (I'm reading this week instead of knitting, giving the wrists a break for a change. If you haven't read the Outlander series, you should. It's considered an adult adventure series (don't be fooled by the romance stuff)- full of action, suspense, and just the right amount of romance and smut mixed in. You'll be addicted).
Now isn't that exciting??

Margaret had a great idea to post a favorite family recipe. I think I'll do that next. You too, kay?


Anonymous said...

Diana Gabaldon is soo good. Love her books too.

Elle said...

Can't say I'm the smut book readin' kinda gal. Give me historical fiction, a biography or a horror novel and I'm hooked! I really am a nerd.

Amy Lane said...

Wow. I'm impressed. I read the first Outlander 14 years ago, and then gave up while waiting for a sequel. I had no idea that this would come back to bite me in the ass because it takes me at least a year to produce a book, and my 3rd one is going to go sans sequel for at least 2 years... anyway... you're so organized--I carry a lot of stuff just like this, + one baby outfit & 2 diapers (in the yarn bag, so I can justify bringing it anywhere) but it takes me three bags to do it...

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're going to post a family recipe, too. I haven't gotten around to it yet (there are bigger fish frying in my house right now) but I will soon!

Anonymous said...

hi! thanks for the note. do you know where i could find some cute beginner
patterns for left-hander's? that's been the challenge..learning new
knitting skills from right handed books.

i think the family recipe posting is a great idea. i might have to post one too.

Karena said...

Believe it or not, your purse sounds way more interesting than mine! Also, thanks for the recommendation for Diana Gabaldon -- I've nearly taken it home from the library a dozen times, but thought it might be to sappy for my tastes. I'll have to check it out.

MMrussianadoption said...

I should get a coupon pouch I always forget to bring coupons with me to the store and those store cards.

Roxie said...

Coupon pouch. Yes! Inspired. As if I didn't have enough to drag around, but that makes such good organizational sense!

Now if Zip-lock would come up with colored baggies, I could organize half my life.

Miss Scarlett said...

Whew! Your purse sounds organized.
Mine is certainly not. It sounds like I still carry around enough things for a surprise sleepover! It is pretty funny that my purse isn't reflective of my lifestyle. However, it is reflective of my overwhelming urge to procrastinate about putting belongings away after their use.
Thanks this was fun AND my purse is getting cleaned out.